Adam Hudek, PhD. (1979) has been a researcher at the Institute of History (Department of the History of Sciences and Technology) at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava since 2007. He completed his PhD. there in 2007 on Slovak historiography between 1948 and 1967, and is a graduate of Comenius University in Bratislava, with degrees in History and Political Science. He was awarded a Herder Scholarship at the University of Vienna in 2004-2005 and the International Visegrad Fund Fellowship at the Institute of Czech History, Charles University, in 2011-2012 and was a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) from October 2014 to September 2015. His research topics include twentieth-century Slovak intellectual history, scientific institutions and politics of science in socialist Czechoslovakia.